Following the shocking death of football legend Pele Argentina legend Lionel Messi, and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal alongside Brazilian star Neymar have all lead the list football stars who are paying tribute to the football icon.
Lionel Messi’s Tribute to Pele
Lionel Messi who followed in Pele’s footsteps by winning the World Cup earlier this month, posted a picture of the late footballer to pay tribute to him. He posted a picture of himself with Pele along with the message: “Rest in peace, Pele.”
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Tribute to Pele
For Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo, he posted a picture of him receiving an award from Pele and wrote: “My deepest condolences to all of Brazil, and in particular to the family of Mr. Edson Arantes do Nascimento.
He Alston wrote: “A mere “goodbye” to the eternal King Pele will never be enough to express the pain that currently embraces the entire world of football.”An inspiration for so many millions, a reference from yesterday, today, forever.
The affection he always showed for me was reciprocal in every moment we shared, even from a distance. “He will never be forgotten and his memory will live on forever in each of us football lovers. Rest in peace, King Pele.“
Neymar’s Tribute to Pele
PSG and Brazilian star Neymar said the late footballer transformed football into art. He joined an outpouring of tributes amid news of the death of “King Pele”. In a post on Instagram, Neymar says: “Before Pele, ’10’ was only a number. I read this phrase somewhere, sometime in my life. “But this phrase, beautiful, is incomplete.”
He also said: “I would say that before Pele, football was solely a sport.” “Pele changed everything.” “He transformed football into art, into entertainment.” “He gave voice to the poor, to black people, and most importantly: He gave visibility to Brazil.” “Football and Brazil elevated their status thanks to the King! “He is gone, but his magic will stay.